Sunset in Paris, France. Photo via Flickr:Moyan Brenn

Biking through Reims, France. Photo via Flickr:Morgaine

Paris to Reims

France Bike + Barge Tours

Cycle France to the most Romantic city in the World!

  • This bike tour in France follows the beautiful valley of the river Marne. Along the way, there will be plenty of opportunity to taste the cheese and the champagne that this part of France is famous for.

    Depending on tour date, you will begin in Paris and end in Reims or begin in Reims and end in Paris. Paris of course is City of Light and Reims, important center of Champagne production.

    Beginning in Reims, with its beautiful gothic cathedral, the cycling route follows the valley of the Marne downstream. On the first night, the boat docks in the city of Epernay, capital of the Champagne region. Here, you will visit the immense champagne cellars, as well as small champagne growers, who will be proud to let you taste their best champagne. From Epernay, you arrive in the real Champagne region and you bike straight across the vineyards on the rolling banks of the Marne.

    Château-Thierry, scene of the American battles in World War I, is a fascinating stop in this France bike tour. Finally, you will reach the destination- Paris, the capital of France, Paris.

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  • 8 day tour 
    Low bed cabin:  £ 856 $ 1,522 1045 NOK 10276 kr 9485 $ 1,233 Bunk bed cabin: £ 828 $ 1,471 1010 NOK 9932 kr 9168 $ 1,192

    15 day tour
    Low bed cabin: £ 1573 $ 2,797 1920 NOK 18880 kr 17428 $ 2,266 Bunk bed cabin: £ 1512 $ 2,688 1845 NOK 18143 kr 16747 $ 2,177  

    extra options

    Electric bike rental per week: £ 43 $ 76 52 NOK 511 kr 472 $ 61

    Bunk bed cabin (single use) per week: £ 967 $ 1,719 1180 NOK 11603 kr 10711 $ 1,392      

    please note

    Rates are per person based on double occupancy.

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  • Travel

    Fly into Charles de Gaulle International Airport in Paris

    Local Travel

    From Paris Charles de Gaulle you can travel by TGV (fast train) to the train station Champagne-Ardennes and from there take a connecting train to the central station in the city of Reims. This trip will take ca. 1.5 hours

    Climate

    Check local conditions prior to arrival. Average high/low temperature in degrees Fahrenheit: July 76/56º.


Tour Dates

Paris to Reims: July 7, August 4, August 18, 2018      

Reims to Paris: July 14, August 11, August 25, 2018                                                                                                                                                                                 

Where You’ll Stay

Accommodations aboard the Feniks, a Standard Plus boat.

What’s Included

  • Accommodations on board for the duration of the tour
  • 21-speed bicycles with pannier, lock and water bottle
  • Multilingual tour guide
  • Route program with city maps
  • 7 x breakfast, 7 x lunch package and 6 x dinner a week
  • Coffee, tea and biscuits
  • Afternoon snacks
  • Cabin with private bathroom including bed linen and fresh towels
  • Shampoo, shower gel and soap
  • Daily check of your cabin, once a week extra cleaning
  • Service for personal laundry
  • Ferry fares

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance fees for museums, monuments, etc.
  • Travel insurance
  • Bicycle protection
  • Beverages
TourBike+Boat
TypeGuided
SkillModerate
Length8–15 days
From1045 Rates
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Skill Level

This bike tour in France is considered moderate as the cycling terrain has many rolling hills on small country roads

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Day-To-Day Itinerary

Paris to Reims Map

Itinerary aboard the Feniks: 
Paris to Reims
Day 1: Paris
Day 2: Paris - Lagny, 21 (35 km)
Day 3: Lagny - Meaux - La Ferte sous Jouarre, 21 or 31 miles (35 or 50 km)
Day 4: La Ferte sous Jouarre - Chateau Thierry, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 5: Chateau Thierry - Dormans, 21 miles (35 km)
Day 6: Dormans - Isse, 31 miles (50 km)
Day 7: Isse - Reims, 31 miles (50 km)
Day 8: Reims

Paris to Reims
Day 1: Paris
The barge will be moored in central Paris. Boarding takes place between 12 and 2 PM. 

Day 2: Paris - Lagny, 21 (35 km)
The cycle route takes place mostly on bike trails and quiet roads with relatively low traffic. You leave Paris near the Bois and chateau of Vincennes. Today's destination is Lagny. 

Day 3: Lagny - Meaux - La Ferte sous Jouarre, 21 or 31 miles (35 or 50 km)
Today you enter the region of Brie, famous around the world for its soft cheese. Cycle on to Meaux, with its unfinished Gothic cathedral. After a visit to the city center, there are some hills to contend with. The Feniks will be moored not far from the little town of La Fertésous-Jouarre. Here you can enjoy a visit to Jouarre (church, abbey, crypt) on the hilltop.

Day 4: La Ferte sous Jouarre - Chateau Thierry, 28 miles (45 km)
Today's cycle route is a nice ride in the countryside with some hills but your reward is your first encounter with the beautiful vineyards of the Champagne region. You will cycle in the river valley and visit Chateau Thierry.

Day 5: Chateau Thierry - Dormans, 21 miles (35 km)
Today's route takes you along the river with a few hills to climb. On the agenda is a visit to the WWI memorial and park in Dormans. The afternoon is free for you to explore Dormans.

Day 6: Dormans - Isse, 31 miles (50 km)
Leaving Dormans, you will cycle through vine covered fields and over some hilly terrain. The route leads through Epernay, the center of the Champagne industry. Here you will visit one of the many Champagne houses for a guided tour of the cellars. Then, following the canal next to the Marne River, cycle to Condé, where the canal to Reims starts. The night is spent near Condé or Isse.

Day 7: Isse - Reims, 31 miles (50 km)
Leaving the Marne Valley, the terrain is undulating and the climbs are rewarded with beautiful views. Through a nice wooded valley, you will cycle to Verzy, a forest with crooked trees. A ride through vineyards brings you to the plain. After lunch in Sillery, you follow the bike path along the canal into Reims where a visit to the cathedral should not be missed.

Day 8: Reims
Departure following breakfast. For guests that will do the return trip to Paris, you will have a free day in Reims.

Reims to Paris
Day 1:
Reims
Day 2: Courcy - Bourg et Comin, 31 miles (50 km)
Day 3: Bourg et Comin - Soissons, 28 miles (45 km)
Day 4: Soissons - Verberie 31 miles (50 km)
Day 5: Verberie - Creil - Pontoise, 31 miles (50 km)
Day 6: Pontoise - Bougival, 24 or 31 miles (40 or 50 km)
Day 7: Bougival - Paris, 17 miles (27 km)
Day 8: Paris

(Itinerary is subject to change at the discretion of the captain or guide)

Can be combined into a 15 day tour!

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Feniks Belgium, Netherlands, France Standard Plus Class Boat Originally, the Feniks was built in 1928 as a freighter on the Dutch, Belgium and French inland waters. In 1992, the Feniks was converted to a hotel passenger ship and put in service for various sailing holidays. Since then, she has undergone several renovations to keep up-to-date with all modern facilities.

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